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Primary Teaching Pathways

Teachers guide future generations to learn, grow and imagine.

How to Apply

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Address

M355 35 Stirling Highway Crawley

Perth Western Australia 6009

Telephone

(+618) 6488 3939

Frequently asked questions

Pathway details

Primary teachers are vital in helping children build strong foundations and confidence in their learning. UWA is committed to producing graduates of the highest calibre who provide inspired teaching and visionary educational leadership into the future. You can pursue a Master of Teaching (Primary) at UWA after completing a bachelor's degree with at least one year relevant to one or more learning areas in the primary school curriculum. Studying teaching at UWA enables you to work at schools in Australia and overseas.

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Primary School Teacher To become a primary school teacher you need to study a three-year bachelor's degree followed by a two-year master's degree PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHER = 2 MASTER’S 3+ BACHELOR’S

You can pursue a Master of Teaching (Primary) at UWA after completing a bachelor's degree in any discipline. Studying teaching at UWA enables you to work at schools in Australia and overseas and in centre-based early childhood education and care settings.

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Pathways for mature-age students

If you will be aged 20 years or older on 1 March (for Semester 1 entry) or 1 August (for Semester 2 entry) you qualify for our mature-age-entry pathways.
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Course accreditation

The Master of Teaching (Primary) is accredited by the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia (TRB), formerly known as the Western Australian College of Teaching, or WACOT. Graduates are eligible to register with TRB and this entitles them to be legally employed as a teacher in a Western Australian school.

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Graduate Pathways for high school leavers

Minimum ATAR
TISC Codes
  • UWTPA
  • UWTPB
  • UWTPC
  • UWTPS
  • UWTPP
Qualifications
  • BA + MTeach (Primary)
  • BBiomedSc + MTeach (Primary)
  • BCom + MTeach (Primary)
  • BSc + MTeach (Primary)
  • BPhil (Hons) + MTeach (Primary)
Duration
Limited places
  • No
Selection criteria
  • ATAR only (subject to meeting prerequisites)
Undergraduate major
  • Any major relevant to one or more learning areas in the primary school curriculum. Speak with the Design and Education Student Office to ensure you have selected an appropriate major/s.
Conditions for progress to Postgraduate Study
  • Completion of a UWA bachelor’s degree with a WAM of 60, a personal statement demonstrating that you have the necessary personal characteristics to become a successful educator and appropriate prerequisite units as advised by the Design and Education Student Office.

[1] This pathway is also available through the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours). Students taking this pathway require an ATAR of 98.00.

[2] Bachelor of Philosophy students will take an additional year to complete this pathway.

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Esteemed reputation

The UWA Graduate School of Education achieved the highest academic reputation score of all Western Australian universities in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019 for Education and Training.
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Standard entry

You can study primary school teaching by completing a bachelor's degree after high school with at least one year relevant to one or more learning areas in the primary school curriculum as recognised by UWA.
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Become job-ready

At UWA you'll gain valuable practical experience in partner schools and work with lecturers who integrate theory and practice across various areas. Through placements in schools, students experience teaching classes and complete their studies job-ready.

High-quality staff

Staff are highly regarded for the quality of teaching and experiences offered to students, and our graduates are in demand from local, national and international employers.